Stand Alone Solar System
Stand Alone Solar Systems are completely independent from any electric utility grid. They are most often used in remote areas where electricity is not available or where the connection fees of the grid are higher than the cost of an alternative energy system. Standalone solar systems (also known as autonomous, or off grid systems) are used to collect and store solar energy to be used by household appliances. These systems typically generate from 100 Watts (very small systems) to 5 kilowatts (larger systems, multi family homes). During the day, the electricity generated is used to power the home and charge the batteries. At night, and during rainy days, all necessary power is provided by the batteries.